TEWKSBURY, Mass., Oct. 6, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) has won the first stage of a competitive, multi-phase U.S. Army award for the Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS).
IBCS is a U.S. Army development program with a modular, open architecture, "system of systems" construct allowing air and missile defense warfighters to use any sensor and any shooter within an integrated fire control network.
The Raytheon-led team was formed using OpenAIR(TM), Raytheon's open business model which uses the best of large and small business and academia to provide the best value solution. The team includes industry partners General Dynamics, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Davidson Technologies, IBM, Carlson Technologies, as well as academic partners, and is scaled for expansion.
Air and missile defense systems included in the IBCS program architecture are weapon and sensor systems already developed/produced by Raytheon, including: the Patriot air and missile defense system, JLENS (Joint Land-Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System), SLAMRAAM (Surface-Launched Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Missile), the Sentinel Radar, and the THAAD (Terminal High-Altitude Air Defense) radar.
A significant contributor to Raytheon Team IBCS' design is the company's state-of-the-art simulation and demonstration environment known as JFires (Joint Force Interoperability and Requirements Evaluations SupraCenter) which helps develop, test, and evaluate joint warfighter capabilities in a highly cost-effective manner.
"Our open-architecture, command-and-control design for IBCS meets the warfighting needs of the air and missile defense soldier," said Dan Kirby, Raytheon's director and program leader for system of systems who led Team IBCS. "Our design is scalable and tailored to support the multi-mission warfighting needs of every formation from a large battalion to a platoon."
"What sets us apart from the competition is our intimate knowledge of the various weapon systems within the IBCS architecture," said John Urias, vice president of Force Application Programs for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems.
Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in Global Capabilities Integration providing affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces, and the Department of Homeland
Raytheon Company, with 2007 sales of $21.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning more than 85 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing;
effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.